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PC2206 - Integrated Therapeutics 1

Credit points: 9
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Medicine & Dentistry

Infectious and dermatological conditions are commonly occurring forms of disease, particularly in tropical, rural and remote locations. In addition, over-the-counter (S2 and S3) medications form the front-line treatment of some of these conditions in patients who initially present in pharmacies. This integrated subject will allow students to describe and differentiate a range of infectious diseases and dermatological conditions, and recommend suitable treatment options, including S2 and S3 medications, and non-pharmacological management options. Students will also gain an understanding of the prescription medications used to manage these conditions. Students will also demonstrate communication skills during clinical scenarios with simulated patients. Students will develop an understanding of antimicrobial stewardship and microbial prevention and treatment, the identification of common infections and skin diseases, factors affecting the use of topical medications, and the role of the pharmacist and pharmacy assistants in over-the-counter primary health care.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the pathophysiology and clinical presentation of common infectious and dermatological conditions relevant to pharmacy practice;
  • Describe and apply the principles of pharmacokinetics and rational drug use for infectious and dermatological conditions with a focus on vulnerable populations;
  • Recommend suitable drug treatments, including prescription, over-the-counter, complementary and non-pharmacological treatment options;
  • Demonstrate basic professional communication to patients with minor ailments;
  • Describe the professional and legal responsibilities associated with the supply of S2 and S3 medications.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > End of semester exam - (30%)
  • Invigilated > Other exams - (20%)
  • Quizzes and tests - (25%)
  • Assignments and lab reports - (25%).
Prerequisites: ALL CORE LEVEL 1 SUBJECTSAll core level 1 subjects.


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Mrs Gillian Knott
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Jeffrey Warner, Mr Martin Keene, Professor Beverley Glass, Dr Martina Mylrea, Assoc. Professor Catherine Rush, Mr Shane MacDonald, Mrs Amanda Mackay.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 9 credit point subject is approximately 390 hours.

  • 86 hours lectures
  • 40 hours tutorials
  • 18 hours practicals
  • 36 hours workshops/Seminars
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.